Friday, February 28, 2014

New Color in the Dining Room

Hello everyone!

This week, I've been working on a little project at my house.  While you've been looking at pictures of the home tour I posted, I've been repainting my dining room!  

I love the new color so much, and wish I had done it before my photo shoot a few weeks ago.  Do you suppose I could get my dining room re-shot?  LOL! 

Here is full room reveal.



Remember, it used to be painted in a beige color, called Decatur Buff.  You can see it here.  Now, it is painted in Grey Owl by Benjamin Moore.  


I love how much lighter it is.  But most of all I like how it flows better with the rest of the house now.

Here is a view into my foyer.


I like how the walls just flow together now.  No more jarring beige to make this room look heavy compared to the rest of the house.  

I also painted my wall shelf in here.  With the lighter color on the walls, the dark stained wood stood out like a sore thumb.


I love how Swedish this looks now.  I actually dry brushed the color on.  It is same color grey paint that is on several pieces of furniture throughout my house.  It's called Fawn Brindle by Sherwin Williams.  It's a favorite grey color of mine.

You can see, here, how the dry brush technique gives it a worn look.



I love how the grey wicker looks in here too, so I brought the hamper style basket in here and placed it under the shelf unit.


Here, you can see the wall sconce lit up.  It fits right in with these soft colors.


Another grey basket was added to the sideboard.  I like that it's a statement piece with the roman numerals painted on it.



So, now, I believe this is my new favorite room in the house.  It truly captures the Swedish country look that I love so much.  

Thanks for taking the time to visit.

Hope you all have a great weekend!

~ Kelly ~

47 comments:

chateau chic said...

Beautiful color, Kelly! It really complements your furniture and accessories.
Mary Alice

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love it and can't wait to see it in person.

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Just beautiful Kelly. The new colour just flows with the rest of the home. Screed... very Swedish... very pretty!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

So pretty Kelly,it's a lovely shade of gray and sets off everything in the room!

Calypso In The Country said...

It looks amazing - so soothing and classic. It also looks great with the contrast of the wood floors. Nice choice!
-Shelley

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

That new color on the wall unit is wonderful and matches the basket below. Your room is lovely and will inspire many others to do a makeover too. I know it got me going!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh it is so pretty, love the new color. Hugs, Marty

Judy said...

kelly, it looks gorgeous! everything flows so well and all your accessories look fabulous throughout your house.

i've just got one thing to say....hurry up spring!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Oh Kelly I love this color in your dining room...everything looks so pretty!! LOVE the new look of that pretty shelf too!!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Oh my gosh...I love it so, so much!!! The room looks beautiful! The new color ties everything together so nicely!

Sami Pat said...

Beautifully serene color choice. Will you add color when you set the table? This room would be elegant set up for a bridal tea. All silver and white.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

It looks so great painted that color! The wicker looks great with the wall color too.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

It looked great before, but now it's even better! That shelf unit looks fabulous. I wish I had the guts to try painting something like that.
You've really captured the look you wanted beautifully!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Wow! The new color looks great! I agree about everything flowing better now. The wall shelf looks great too! I love all the pieces you have in it and the color is perfect. Good job!

Ron said...

It always looks great, Kelly.

NanaDiana said...

Kelly-That is a GORGEOUS color. Almost a blued-grey (at least in the photos). I just love it. Your little wall piece is perfect dry-brushed. Great job. hmmmm....wonder if they WOULD re-shoot those photos?;>) nah...... It was beautiful before, too- xo Diana

Katie Mansfield said...

I adore it. I wondered how much longer the beige would last. I am slowly repainting most of the tans and beiges in my house. Your new wall color looks fabulous with your white cabinets and your entry. I bet you can't stop looking at it.

must love junk said...

Kelly, I love the new color-it looks fantastic with all of your accessories, and the rest of your home!
Susan

Susie said...

Kelly, I really like the room color and all the other grey hues too. You mirror is wonderful. xoxo,Susie

Sandy said...

Kelly, love the new wall color. In the photo it looks like it has a soft blue undertone to it. Your room looks peaceful and very elegant.

Sandy said...

Kelly, I clicked on the photos of your previous wall color and noticed you painted your chandy too. What a difference. It's amazing that paint has such transformative power. Now the wheels are turning in my head. I was thinking about replacing a couple of light fixtures but now I'll just paint them.

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

What a difference, Kelly. The before was pretty, but the new color is absolutely beautiful. So peacefully! Jane

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

It's just beautiful Kelly! It's definitely got a Scandinavian flair and your paint treatment on your shelf is gorgeous! I've got a few rooms that you can work on in my house. :)

Scribbler said...

it looks beautiful. Sometimes those magazines alter the photos and change the colors significantly. Qperhaps if you express your thoughts, they might edit your photos to look more like your paint job. It doesn't hurt to ask, right?

SHERRY HART said...

It is a beautiful soft color that looks great with everything:) Dang I hate when that happens....call them up and tell them that you painted it and they MUST come back:)

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Everything flows so beautifully, Kelly. Loving the colors.

Deserae said...

I love the new color, it is so pretty!!! Have a great weekend!!!
~Des

Junkchiccottage said...

Kelly,
You hit it out of the ball park on this one. OMG! So pretty. Just love how this all came together. The color of the walls is beautiful and I love all your decor touches in this room. Just beautiful.
Kris

Angela Santaniello said...

Gorgeous & Gray Owl is a favorite color of mine that I've used in my own home. :)

Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

Kim @Tidbits&Twine said...

It looks absolutely beautiful! Love the slipcovered chairs and the curtains.

:) Kim

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I can see why you love the color..it is perfect for your home and decor!...It is definitely YOU!!...beautiful Kelly!

Cozy Little House said...

You've been busy! It's very pretty.
Brenda

cynthia lee designs said...

Love the new color....everything looks so pretty!!
hugs,
Cindy

Linda said...

You make everything look so pretty!!!

Bliss said...

I agree. I thought I liked it before but really the grey owl is very much more Kelly.

JoAnne Weisser said...

It truly is a gorgeous room, Kelly. You really have captured the Swedish country look. Love the basket on your sideboard. It was a beautiful room before too so it will still look amazing in the magazine!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

I love the change! I was never a fan of gray before, but I just love the gray you used. It is so fresh looking, and I do like the flow with the other rooms. So pretty, Kelly!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Lovely! I LOVE that grey color! I love the whole room - just my style!

Missy George said...

Looks great Kelly...I like it better with your furniture..The pictures make it look as though it has a blue tint...

Anne said...

Love this color Kelly!Your home looks like it belongs it Jeanne D Arc living!
xx
Anne

Lisa Schenck said...

It looks beautiful! I'm sure you have answered this question before, but where did you find the plates with the monograms? I love them!

Thanks,
Lisa

Sheila said...

I love the wall color and especially the Fawn Brindle that's on the shelf! Can you tell me what finish the Fawn Brindle is...eggshell, gloss, satin? I would love to do this to a couple of pieces that I have, but never know what finish to tell them when I go to buy the paint.
Thanks for the inspiration!

Christine Vandormolen said...

Kelly that looks so much better...I like it A LOT...good thinking!

My Forever Changing Home said...

Kelly, I love this color! It does flow better. So pretty! The shelf looks amazing. I've never tried dry brushing, I should. I love all the nice details of the room. It would be my favorite place to hang out too. Enjoy!

Debra Oliver said...

both are pretty, but I DO love the gray!!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

I really like this color...maybe they can photoshop the new color in the pictures they took. lol

Amy Chalmers said...

Beautiful!!! I love the wall color and how you painted the wall shelf too!! Top rate! Just amazing looking! Your house is looking so great!